REX ROY HOLT age 92 of Knoxville, born August 26, 1920 in Oakland, MI and passed away February 2, 2013 at Holston Health and Rehab Center. Member of Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as Elder, Head Usher, member of Building and Grounds Committee, Triple L. Club, Searchers Sunday School Class and Men's Club. Graduate of Knoxville High School (Class of 1939). Attended UT. Served in the U.S. Navy from December 23, 1941 to December 22, 1944, during WWII. Served on the USS Bunker Hill in the Pacific. He was owner and operator of Holt & Company, Air Conditioning Equipment Co. and Partner in Temperature Control, Rex was a past president of Knoxville Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors, also past president of TNPHCC (1972). He also served as State Board of Director Member for Knoxville from 1981-1988. Rex was an avid UT fan, holding season tickets for over 50 years. Proud member of the "Vol Navy", member of Holston Hills Country Club, Beaver Brook Country Club, Elks Club, Smokeyland Chorus (SPEBSQSA). The family would like to thank the loving dedicated staff at Holston for the care given Rex. Preceded in death by parents, Marion Bowman and Flora Franklin Holt; first wife, Verna Mae (Pat)Holt; brothers, Danny Joe Holt and Dr. William T. Holt. Survived by wife, Betty Heidel Holt; brother, Douglas(Delores) Holt ; nephews, Dr. William P.(Mary Lou) Holt, Dr. Richard T. Holt, and Doug (Sheila) Holt; nieces, Anne Holt Harvey , Jewell (Bruce) Jones, Carla (John)Bistrick , and Cynthia Holt ( Rob Scaffe); step-children, Madelyn (David) Crisp and Mark Heidel ; sister-in-law, Linda Efird; brothers-in-law, Donald (Judy)Brown and Johnny (Paula)Brown; step-grandchildren, Matthew and Lucas Heidel and Cayla and Keeley Crisp. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Tuesday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the service to follow at 7 pm. Reception following service. Dr. Thomas Sweat, Fran Vickers and Dr. Jean Richardson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 am Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 am interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. or Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund. You may sign Rex's register online at www.weaverfuneralservices.com.
Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.